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Scrovegni Chapel (Cappella degli Scrovegni)

Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
049 201 0020
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Ranked #1 of 83 attractions in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Burlington, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One might think of Giotto's paintings for the Scrovegni Chapel as the precursors to Michelangelo's paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling although Giotto completed his frescoes about 200 years earlier. Giotto's work is characterized by his humanity and intimacy. These are paintings of real, recognizable people and they speak to us today. Giotto ushered in the renaissance and broke with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A true masterpiece by Giotto. The film presented before entry to the Chapel was most informative. Well worth the entry fee which also includes the excellent archaeological museum.

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Hove
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This small chapel, built by the Scrovegni family to atone for the sins of usury and ensure their place in heaven, is decorated with the most exquisite Giotto frescos. It is a stunning place and because only 25 people are allowed in at a time you can easily see and admire all the frescos. It is absolutely unforgettable. Nothing else... More

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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The painting of Giotto! The church was in the historic center of Padova,near of university and pedrocchi cafe

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Padua, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A jewel of Italian Renaissance. A MUST to see if you go to Padua. Giotto's frescoes are magnificent. An unforgettable place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It contains an impressive frescos by Giotto. It should not be missed. The ticket is also valid to visit an exhibition.

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Canberra, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Gorgeous! But plan your trip carefully. If you book in advance and you don't get there on time, they won't let you in (they don't care who you are, or where you've come from, or why you're late - save your breath - you will have to buy another ticket). It's all on their terms - good thing too. Not... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This, our second visit in a decade, was more impressive than the first. Oriented by our tour guide, we were able to see things never before imagined, despite our lengthy research. Not to be missed.

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What sets this apart from other similar places is the excellent job of education they do before you enter the chapel. Get there early, go downstairs and watch a movie in your native language, and learn about the history of construction of the chapel, the role of Scrovegni's father in Dante's Inferno, Scrovegni's life, information about Giotto, the significance of... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We read reviews about the Scrovegni Chapel and decided to take a day trip from Venice to Padua to take it in. There were multiple trains going to Padua and the ride takes about 25 minutes. You will need reservations to tour the Chapel and they can be obtained online. Since we were seeing more than one attraction in Padua... More

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